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AFSS 13th Annual Soup Kitchen

Մեր համայնքի կարիքներուն համեմատ, Հայ Ընտանիքի Օգնութեան Ծառայութիւնը կ՛ապահովէ զանազան անվճար ծառայութիւններ: Հաճիք այցելեցեք մեր “Programs and Services” էջը յաւելեալ տեղեկութիւններու համար:

Armenian Family Support Services provided an informative session to members of the public and newcomers to Canada on the topic of "Tenant's Rights in Ontario". Annie Hodgins, from The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation spoke to an interested group of people on Friday, March 9, 2108, about the importance of knowing your rights as a tenant, and key issues in rental accommodation that tenants should be aware of.
Attendees gathered in the Maral Ishkhanian Hall of Holy Trinity Armenian Church listened intently as  Hodgins explained about lease agreement, terminating the agreement (three months' written advance notice) eviction rules, and more. Also, she informed in 2018, the rent cannot be increased more than 1.8% of the current rental fee.You can contact the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation if you have any question regarding rental housing or you want to know more about your rights as a tenant. Please visit CERA website at http://www.equalityrights.org/cera



August 17


Health & Wellness Night

Your kind donation will help support newcomers and refugees with successfully settling, integrating, and participating in our community.

AFSS provides a wide range of settlement and integration programs and services to our newcomer families, specifically to refugees who have experienced war and hardships. Our programs and services have helped our newcomers with fully settling into their new homes and jobs, and creating a strong network within the community.

Please press the donate button to support our efforts with helping refugee families lead happy and successful lives.

We sincerely thank you for your help!
AFSS Team


Welcome to AFSS


Armenian Family Support Services (AFSS)

is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide emergency support, settlement, and referral services in the Greater Toronto Area.


Հայ Ընտանիքի Օգնութեան Ծառայութիւնը (Հ.Ը.Օ.Ծ.) հասարակական բարեսիրական կազմակերպութիւն է, որուն նպատակն է աջակցել թորոնթոբնակ ժողովուրդին կարիքներին:








March 9

Community Support Circle - Tenant's Rights In Ontario Workshop by CERA

February 18

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  • Employment Services                                                   Գործի ծառայութիւններ
  • Settlement / Newcomer                 նորեկներու տեղավորման օգնութիւն
  • Crisis Intervention                                                        Տագնապի միջամտութիւն
  • Youth Engagement                                       Երիտասարդներու գործունէութիւն
  • Mental Health Services                        Մտային առողջութեան ծառայութիւններ
  • Elder Care Services                                                 Տարեցներու հոգատարութիւն

Our Voice - Testimonials

“Mental health issues are unfortunately not easily fixed and are a long term issue. I cannot express enough, the support the Armenian Family Support Services have given my family. If it had not been for them, I dread to think of the situation that could have occurred. Now, sometime after the major breakdown and the support continues and I pray will not end soon"

 

Z. B.

Community Member

“AFSS provided us with both material and emotional support. That made us realize that in this foreign country {Canada], we are not alone. Thank you for the work that you do for newcomers, we really appreciate it.”

 

Newcomer Family

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Armenian Family Support Services in Toronto offers a variety of free services in response to our community needs. Please check our Programs and Services page for more information.

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Community Support Circle

Sunday February 18th Armenian Family Support Services celebrated three events, all in one large family of our newcomers surrounded by our community.

Family day, we did introduce the concept of family day and the fact that "Family" is part of our AFSS brand.
Soup Kitchen, one of our signature events, to appreciate our everyday blessings. 
Commemorating Maida Icliates's services as AFSS founder and first Chair.

We had several presentations: Linda Pichikian, AFSS Chair made the introduction and talked about family Day . Astra Hagopian, presented the evolution of AFSS and Maida's leadership throughout the years. Maida Icliates shared her memories and her achievements at AFSS.

We were blessed to have Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian with us, he blessed our event.

We also had a special visit from Councillor Jim Karygiannis’s office, delivering certificate for the event and a scroll for Maida.

Our event was quiet musical, the talented Hasmig Tachjian performed beautiful songs both in Armenian and English.

Thank you to all our devoted volunteers for driving this great event.


13th Annual Soup Kitchen